Where do you weigh yourself?
• Bournemouth, England
I have this problem too. I put the scales on a flat surface (never on a carpet because that seems to add pounds). I then find that trying them in different parts of the room, and even in different rooms, gives varying readings. All I can do is look for the same figure coming up twice but in different places - I take that as the correct one.
I've always had that issue. My mother looks for the lowest weight, then she thinks that's the right one and leaves the scale there. We only use the scale to check if we gained or lost weight, so all we need is to make sure the scale will tell us there's a difference, a pound more or a pound less than truth doesn't make a big difference for us.
@sharon6345 I'm not even sure the doctors give real reads. The only way you can be sure it's accurate is by using something you're sure of the weight. Calibration, that's the technical word. The scale is likely to not be sensitive enough for a pair of pounds alone. If you had moderately heavy weights, those would help.
I have the scale in the bathroom. I usually take my measurements (waist, hips etc) and write them down, I trust them more than weight. You can get slightly different numbers from different scales but 1 pound doesn't look like normal deviation mistake. Maybe the scale support base has lost balance. I think that there is an option to reset the scale every time you move it around, to give the correct weight.